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CRASWELL, Robert Whitfield Reagh May 25, 1927 - Strasbourg, Saskatchewan June 27, 2016 - Lethbridge, Alberta Bob Craswell of Calgary, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 89 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Bob was born and raised in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan and grew up on the family farm. He received his degree in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan. He began working throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta for a seismic company and soon met Martha, whom he married, in 1953. After moving constantly with his Company and with two young children and a third on the way, they settled in Calgary, where he began his career with Imperial Oil. Bob retired at the age of 55 and he and Martha had about 25 years of retirement together in their 55 year marriage before she passed away in 2008. Bob enjoyed all sports and kept active with golf, horseshoes, floor shuffleboard, bowling and square dancing. He participated in the 55+ Summer Games every year from 2012-2015, winning numerous medals for Southern Alberta and the Province of Alberta. Bob is survived by his son Bob Craswell, daughters Bev Craswell and Karen McDonald (Bill McDonald), as well as two grandchildren, Justin McKenzie and Kristin McKenzie (Don Allary) and three great-grandchildren, Cohen, Brody and Harper. He is also survived by his brother Allan Craswell (Shirley), numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Bob was predeceased by his parents Benson and Ada, his beloved wife Martha, his son-in-law Curtis McKenzie and his sister Margaret Lanman. A Celebration of Bob's Life be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . At Bob's request, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the charity of choice. In living memory of Bob Craswell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
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